Chelsea Porcelain Two-Handled Pea-Green Ground Vase
Circa 1760, gold anchor mark
In the Rococo taste, of gadrooned bottle form, the slender flaring neck flanked by elaborate scroll handles, the body reserved with elongated panels painted in polychrome with exotic birds amongst tree branches, the scalloped neck with corresponding sprays of foliage, within gilt surrounds, on a low splayed foot.
Height 12 inches.
With E & H Manners Antiques, London, 1994
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, October 2004 - January 2021.
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, 'Portals to the Past: British Ceramics 1675-1825, presented by the Delhom Service League', 2016-2021.
J.V.G. Mallet, 'A Painting of Nicholas Sprimont, His Family and His Chelsea Vases' Cahier de Mariemont, Hommage a Mirelle Jottrand, p. 85, fig. 6.
Observe that the present vase is the closest vase form known corresponding to the shape illustrated in the Sprimont portrait on the lower right. Based on the highly rare ground color and form, it is also likely one of the pair referenced in the Chelsea Factory auction of 1761 as: "35 Two fine high scollopped bottles, of the pea-green ground, enamelled with birds and gilt ornament"
For more details, see the notes to the preceding lots and lot 58 for the oil on canvas portrait.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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